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Ronan Daly Jermyn

2 PARK PLACE, CITY GATE PARK, MAHON POINT, CORK, IRELAND
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Cork, Dublin, Galway, London

Ireland

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 3

Ronan Daly Jermyn

Cork-based Brendan Cunningham and Thomas Fox head the 'rigorous' and 'commercial' team at Ronan Daly Jermyn, which has recently expanded its client base to include alternative lenders such as Relm Finance, Profunder and Capitalflow. The practice advises on real estate finance, corporate lending and loan portfolio sales, and is active in the hotels and university sectors. In Galway, Peter McGarvey and associate Marion Meehan are recommended; Bryan McCarthy and Evin McCarthy are key contacts in Dublin.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Ronan Daly Jermyn

The members of the Ronan Daly Jermyn team are 'strong as a unit and their various areas of expertise interact well together'. The practice is noted for its specialism in the technology and life sciences sectors; practice head Gillian Keating advised SensL Technologies on its sale to ON Semiconductor, and Diarmaid Gavin acted for Agilent Technologies on its acquisition of Luxcel Biosciences. Dublin-based Bryan McCarthy, the 'technically strong' JP Gilmartin, who is based in Galway, Sinéad Corcoran and newly promoted partner Sean O’Reilly are also noted. All partners are based in Cork unless otherwise noted.

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Construction
Construction - ranked: tier 3

Ronan Daly Jermyn

Ronan Daly Jermyn‚Äôs ‚Äėresponsive‚Äô and ‚Äėavailable‚Äô team has ‚Äėgood industry experience‚Äô and provides ‚Äėclear and knowledgeable advice in a timely manner‚Äô for developers on non-contentious matters. Recommended practice head Finola McCarthy¬†is advising Kilkenny Abbey Quarter on the redevelopment of a 16-acre brewery site in Kilkenny town centre. Ronan Geary¬†handles the firm‚Äôs contentious caseload.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 3

Ronan Daly Jermyn

Ronan Daly Jermyn has a strong insurer client base, including Travelers and Zurich, and is active in media, healthcare and aviation disputes, among others. Cork-based Darryl Broderick leads the practice; Ronan Geary acted for daa in judicial review proceedings relating to the award of a construction contract for a new fire service facility at Cork Airport; and Peter Lennon joined the Dublin office from Maples Group.

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 3

Ronan Daly Jermyn

Merger control, state aid, dawn raid response and procurement are key areas of work for Ronan Daly Jermyn. Cork-based Diarmaid Gavin heads the practice; he advised Landmark Media Group on the merger control aspects of the acquisition of publishing and media interests by The Irish Times and provided state aid compliance advice to the University of Limerick. Finola McCarthy leads the procurement practice.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

Ronan Daly Jermyn

Providing ‚Äėrelevant and appropriate advice‚Äô,¬†Ronan Daly Jermyn¬†is praised for its ‚Äėexcellent public sector experience, with a critical understanding of the third-level education sector‚Äô; David McCarroll¬†is defending National University of Ireland Galway in interlocutory injunction proceedings. ‚ÄėIncredibly supportive‚Äô Cork-based practice head Jennifer Cashman, whose ‚Äėlegal knowledge is encyclopedic, including relevant case law‚Äô, advised some major players in the life sciences sector on various employment matters. On the non-contentious side, Deirdre Malone¬†advised Landmark Media Investments on the employment aspects of the sale of its media business, which included redundancies.

Leading individuals

Jennifer Cashman - Ronan Daly Jermyn

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Healthcare and life sciences
Healthcare and life sciences - ranked: tier 2

Ronan Daly Jermyn

Ronan Daly Jermyn's healthcare and life sciences team stands out for its 'breadth and depth of practice' and 'knowledge of the sector and stakeholders'. In the healthcare space, Galway-based Padraic Brennan and Imelda Tierney, who are 'highly specialised and impressive', are noted for their work defending public and private hospitals against medical negligence claims, particularly in catastrophic birth injury cases. Cork-based Gillian Keating leads the life sciences side of the practice; Diarmaid Gavin advised Genesis Automation on an equity investment by a specialist investor in European healthcare; and Galway-based JP Gilmartin 'can bring an excellent efficiency to transactions'.

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Information technology
Information technology - ranked: tier 3

Ronan Daly Jermyn

Cork-based Gillian Keating leads the technology practice at Ronan Daly Jermyn; she and Diarmaid Gavin handled a number of M&A transactions in the technology sector, including acting for Irish company SensL Technologies on its sale to US-based ON Semiconductor. In Dublin, Bryan McCarthy heads the cyber and data protection team, advising on GDPR compliance, notification of breaches, data subject access requests and other issues.

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Insolvency and corporate restructuring
Insolvency and corporate restructuring - ranked: tier 2

Ronan Daly Jermyn

Ronan Daly Jermyn‚Äôs ‚Äėresponsive‚Äô and ‚Äėapproachable‚Äô team ‚Äėcuts to the chase‚Äô, with receivership work being a mainstay. In that regard, recently promoted partner Ricky Kelly¬†defended the Property Registration Authority in proceedings seeking to prevent the registration of the purchase of various receivership properties. Cork-based¬†Ashling Walsh¬†heads the practice; previous practice head Emma Crowley departed in February 2018.

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 2

Ronan Daly Jermyn

Ronan Daly Jermyn’s strengths lie in advising insurers on casualty and liability claims, professional indemnity and coverage disputes. The team enjoys an excellent reputation in the contentious and non-contentious healthcare sector, where it advises private and public clients. Managing partner Richard Martin, Fergus Long and John Buckley are based in Cork, while Jamie Olden leads the Dublin office, which was strengthened by the arrival of litigation partner Peter Lennon from Maples Group. Lennon focuses on aviation liability, including passengers’ claims.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 3

Ronan Daly Jermyn

Ronan Daly Jermyn¬†has a ‚Äėknowledgeable, accessible and flexible‚Äô IP team, which advises a number of third-level education institutions on collaboration agreements with private sector players. JP Gilmartin¬†and ‚Äėsolution-focused‚Äô, ‚Äėeasy to work with‚Äô practice head Diarmaid Gavin¬†advised private sector clients on IP licence agreements. Darryl Broderick¬†handles IP litigation, acting in trade mark, copyright and passing-off claims.

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Planning and environment
Planning and environment - ranked: tier 3

Ronan Daly Jermyn

Ronan Daly Jermyn's broad practice covers assisting clients with large-scale planning applications and environmental due diligence, as well as advising on the prosecution and defence of planning and environmental enforcement matters. Practice head Finola McCarthy and newly promoted partner Ricky Kelly acted for Screebe Estate in a judicial review concerning retention planning permission and breaches of planning legislation relating to properties within a Natura 2000 site. Ronan Geary advised daa on the initiation of injunctive proceedings regarding unauthorised car parks near Cork Airport.

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Public sector
Public sector - ranked: tier 4

Ronan Daly Jermyn

Ronan Daly Jermyn specialises in advising on statutory obligations, public procurement, data protection, complex medical negligence claims and data protection. In Cork, Finola McCarthy assists with public procurement and administrative law issues, and Diarmaid Gavin advises on EU competition and state aid matters. In Galway, Padraic Brennan and Imelda Tierney focus on the defence of medical negligence actions. Clients include Cork County Council and the State Claims Agency.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 2

Ronan Daly Jermyn

Ronan Daly Jermyn‚Äôs team was bolstered by the arrival of Simon Lynch¬†from Nama and Patrick Dorgan¬†from Coakley Moloney Solicitors, while Brian O‚ÄôHalloran¬†was promoted to partner. The team impresses with its ‚Äėwide range of competencies‚Äô, especially in the hospitality space, where Dublin-based ‚Äėstandout solicitor‚Äô Evin McCarthy¬†advised on the sale of the Knightsbrook Hotel and Golf Resort, and advised a Nama-appointed statutory receiver on the sale of the five-star Carton House Hotel in Kildare. Practice head John Dwyer¬†and Margaret Ring, who exhibits ‚Äėthoroughness and responsiveness‚Äô, acted for John Cleary Developments on the sale of the multi-use Capitol Development to German real estate investment firm Real IS. Peter McGarvey¬†and Patrick Ahern¬†are the other names to note.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 3

Ronan Daly Jermyn

Cork-based John Cuddigan leads the team at Ronan Daly Jermyn, which is noted for its 'good case management' and 'willingness to go the extra mile'. M&A transactions, corporate restructuring and property transactions for foreign and domestic investors are among the practice's key areas of strength. The team also includes tax adviser Mark Barrett, head of private client services Eoin Tobin and Dublin-based Julie Burke, who leads the tax investigations and disputes team.

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